Since I can no longer physically make anything most days, on those days when I am feeling mentally capable I am going back through my blog and converting some of my blog posts into coherent tutorials. The first series of blog entries I am re-writing is the corded Regency corset, and in the process I am pulling out information that deserves separate tutorials. How to Make Regency Period Fan Lacing This fan lacing tutorial is based on two reference photos showing a Regency period example of fan lacing.
I got back the results of some of the blood tests today. I won’t be seeing the doctor until March 20th, so I won’t be able to get her take on it for a while yet. On the lab results so far I tested positive for three coinfections, and unfortunately it looks like the third will complicate my treatment. I won’t know for sure until I see the doctor. I’m not going to go into any negative results, but for those who want the gritty details, these are the three positive results: Human herpesvirus 6 (see the wikipedia article here: [...]
Lucy of Lucy’s Corsetry is helping me with a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to fund my treatment for advanced Lyme Disease. Without help from people just like you, I won’t be able to afford treatment, and there will be nothing to stop the progression of the disease.
Since my corset measurement page was part of my commission information, I had to take it down when I shut down business. However, I feel the information is valuable, and I do reference it from time to time in my tutorials, so I have reposted a new version of the measurement instructions under Tutorials >> Sewing >> Informative Sewing Articles. This one focuses purely on how to take the measurements and figure out where to place the waist of a corset. How to Measure For a Corset
I have been ill for six years, disabled for two, and have only now finally received a diagnosis. The path to that diagnosis has been a constant battle with the health care system in the US, its reluctance to treat those who don’t have financial resources to bleed, and its reluctance to acknowledge that my illness is real and debilitating. No other country in the Western world would have forced me to go through all this hell. In no other Western country would I have had to research my own illness, research to find a doctor competent to diagnose and [...]
I have been wanting to create at least one piece of art for the coming Yule, so in the previous two days, between housecleaning in preparation for a holiday visit, I created “The Longest Night”. It’s a drawing of a stag, representing the horned lord of the forest, pausing in the moonlight on the night of the winter solstice.